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SWP No. 68.3

(Indictment No. 2 v. Dorcas Hoar for Afflicting Mary Wolcott )

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[+ July 2, 1692 ]

Province of the Massashts Bay in New England Essex ss

Anno Regni Regis et Reginae Willim et Mariae nunc Angliae &c. Quarto

The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen: [pbar ]'sents That Dorcas Hoar of Beverly in the County of Essex Widow -- the Second Day of May in the forth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the Grace of God of England Scottland France and Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the faith &c: And Divers other Dayes and times as well before as affter, certaine Detestable Arts called witchcraft and Sorceries: wickedly and felloniously hath used Practised, and Exercised, at and within the Towneship of Salem in the County of Essex aforesaid in and upon and ag't: one Mary Wolcott of Salem Village Singlewoman - by which said wicked arts the said Mary Wolcott the Second Day of May in the fourth year as aboves'd: and Divers other Dayes and times, as well before as after was and is Tortured Afflicted Pined Consumed wasted and Tormented ag't the Peace of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen: and ag't the forme of the Statute in that case made and Provided:


Mary Walcott

Elizabeth Hubbard

Ann Putman

(On Reverse side of paper) bill a vera Hoar No (2) Dorcas Hoar

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 204 )